Meet the Directors
Andy Turner is a Director and a Financial Adviser at wealthhq. Andy joined the financial services in 2006 at a large risk insurance company. It was here, Andy realised his passion for the industry.
Andy has been a financial adviser for Kiwi’s since 2011. In 2020 he created and built insurancehq which was the first subsidiary to mortgagehq, focused on a joint passion to protect the financial future of New Zealanders. It was in 2022 when the third piece of the hq puzzle was born – wealthhq. Created to say ‘YES’ when others say ‘NO’, our mission is to help you navigate the savings process and accelerate your pathway into home ownership through education, and a plan built to help you succeed.
In his spare time, you will find Andy playing football or somewhere in the ocean trying to catch a few fish for the family.
Ali Al Bazzaz
Ali Al Bazzaz is a Shareholder and a Financial Adviser at wealthhq.
Ali graduated from the University of Baghdad with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. By the age of seventeen, he was simultaneously studying full time and running his own business. In 2000, Ali made the decision to sell his business and move to NZ with his family where he saw a brighter and more secure future. Within three years of being on Kiwi soil, Ali opened his first business in NZ, a Civic Video store in Whangaparoa and another later in Royal Oak. Ali identified the decline of the DVD rental industry and later went on to purchase and revamp Burger Fuel in Parnell. It was during this time that Ali started turning his attention towards a healthy and active lifestyle, which ultimately lead to his decision to leave the fast food industry.
This is when Ali was introduced to the world of Financial Services and truly found his passion. Ali genuinely loves helping and supporting people, both his clients and his co-workers, this has led to Ali not only being a Financial Adviser but our New Business Mentor, working with our team of advisers to help them deliver outstanding service, advice and support to our clients.
In his spare time Ali will likely be found at the gym, catching up with friends, spending time with his kids or walking his adorably fur baby Leonard
Blandon has got a lovely wife and a young baby boy Elijah. He spends his time outside of work travelling with his family, jamming with his church band, gym and working on his property developments. Blandon was named Top Mortgage Adviser of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 by NZ Adviser!
“How is this couple with ordinary jobs in their 30s able to own 5 properties while my own parents are still paying off their first mortgage in their 50s?”
This question sent him on a personal journey discovering the secrets to mortgage management that separate the very successful wealth builders, from those who retired satisfactorily with their house paid off, or maybe even weren’t ever able to retire.
He found out it simply came down to 2 distinctive differences between them. Firstly, their perception of debt and secondly, how they managed it. When he learned this, it became his passion to share this knowledge. Eventually, He founded mortgagehq with Andrew. Since then mortgagehq has assisted thousands of Kiwi families to accelerate towards financial independence and continue to do so daily.
With 2 kids, a girl and a boy, along with a big German Shepherd and a much better half, Andrew has his hands full at home. His passions are reading widely and hitting the gym.
Since the beginning, Andrew has been the first caller for many people which has given him insights into how people think about their mortgages and property investing. What he enjoys most about the role of helping people is giving them ideas and feedback about how to improve their situation and plan for the future. So much of successful investing is just about simple ideas and about avoiding mistakes, and sometimes these concepts are forgotten or ignored and people just need little reminders on how to get back on the right path.
“When we first started the business, my friends and family were hesitant to jump on board with us, but it did not take long for them to see the value we bring. Now that we have lots of our closest network on board as clients we take enormous care and pride in providing excellent advice and service.”